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W.
Released: 2008
Rated: PG-13
Now Playing? No
Absorbing but not quite mesmerizing, Oliver Stone’s George W. Bush biopic seems vaguely celebratory, so hard does it try to understand someone who, born with a silver spoon in his mouth, raised some hell, then pulled his life together, found God and toppled Saddam. The movie flashes backward and forward between Bush’s young adulthood and the days leading up to the invasion of Iraq, thereby skipping over such minor events as the Florida recount, 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina; and although Stone may think he’s nailed Bush 43 to the wall, the overall feeling is sympathy, if not respect, if not outright admiration for the guy. (K.W.)
Wadjda
Released: 2012
Rated: PG
Now Playing? No
A Saudi girl hatches several plots in an attempt to get a bicycle, which her conservative neighbors see as a threat to femininity.
Wag the Dog
Released: 1998
Rated:
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How about a war? That would distract everybody.
Wagonmaster
Released: 1950
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Two itinerant cowpokes sign on as trail bosses for a Mormon wagon train; along the way they encounter hostile townsfolk, proud Navajos, a stranded theatrical troupe and a scabrous family of rustlers and killers whose patriarch, Pa Clegg, winks evilly at the mormon minister and proclaims: "The Lord'll bless you, Reverend, he marks the sparrow's fall!" A "small" film (it later inspired the TV series "Wagon Train", with Ward-Bond secularizing but otherwise repeating his role), this is one of John Ford's greatest Westerns. Its theme: America is a country of outsiders and fugitives who create their own morality in the crucible of prejudice and conflict. Wagonmaster has the simple purity, lucidity, humanity, rough charm and almost painful lyricism of a folk ballad; it is also probably the most beautiful of all the black and white American Westerns.
Waist Deep
Released: 2006
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
Wait Until Dark
Released: 1967
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Now Playing? No
Memorable but overrated shocker about a blind woman terrorized by three bizarre dope smugglers. It has at least one hair-raising moment. (M.W.)
Waiting
Released: 2005
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
Waiting for 'Superman'
Released: 2010
Rated: PG
Now Playing? No
Director and co-writer David Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth) examines the ailing U.S. school system and some reformers who are trying to fix it. The film is forceful but somewhat maddening, especially in the way it casts teachers' unions in an almost laughably monstrous light. (K.B.)
Waiting for Guffman
Released: 1996
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
Waiting for Happiness
Released: 2002
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
Waiting for the Moon
Released: 1987
Rated: PG
Now Playing? No
Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas pass the summer.
Waiting List
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Waitingâ?Š
Released: 2005
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
Waitress
Released: 2007
Rated: PG-13
Now Playing? No
In Adrienne Shelly’s authentically weird film, a pragmatic diner waitress (Keri Russsell) is ground down by an oafish husband and saddled with morning sickness. It’s a delightful comedy about getting past your mistakes and making the best of life. (M.I.)
Wake in Fright
Released: 1971
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
After finishing up the school term in a remote outback town, teacher John Grant (Gary Bond) looks forward to spending his holiday with his girlfriend in Sydney. But John gets waylaid in a mining town where a gambling spree leaves him completely broke. He quickly falls in with the hard-drinking locals, who constantly ply him with alcohol and force him to participate in a gruesome kangaroo hunt. Disgusted, John tries to hitchhike out of town and, when that fails, begins to contemplate suicide. (TMS)
Waking Life
Released: 2001
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
Waking Ned Devine
Released: 1999
Rated: PG
Now Playing? No
Waking Sleeping Beauty
Released: 2010
Rated: PG
Now Playing? No
Veteran Disney producer Don Hahn directs and narrates this interesting documentary about the company's dramatic rebirth, in the late 1980s and early 1990s, thanks to blockbuster animated films like Aladdin. It's easy to forget how badly Disney had stumbled by the late 1970s. (K.B.)
Waking the Dead
Released:
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
Waking Up In Reno
Released: 2002
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price
Released: 2005
Rated: NR
Now Playing? No
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
Released: 2007
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
Simultaneously dumb and enjoyable, this absurdist spin on musical biopics spans 70 years in the life of fictional music legend Dewey Cox (John C. Reilly), who falls prey to every generational music trend in the book. Reilly’s oblivious swagger carries much of the film. (T.B.)
Walk Like A Dragon
Released: 1960
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Now Playing? No
Anti-Chinese racism in the old West; a "message" drama from James (Shogun) Clavell. (M.W.)
Walk on Water
Released: 2004
Rated: R
Now Playing? No
Eytan Fox's latest tries to nudge a Mossad agent from inhuman to human
Walk the Line
Released: 2005
Rated: PG-13
Now Playing? No
A musical biography starring Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash and Reese Witherspoon as June Carter
Walk, Don't Run
Released: 1966
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Now Playing? No
A remake of The More the Merrier, set at the Tokyo Olympiad with Grant in the old Charles Coburn role which had first been intended for Spencer Tracy.
Walkabout
Released: 1971
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Two British youngsters, lost in the Australian outback, are helped back to "civilization" by a young aborigine...But as their journey unwinds - through a savage, beautiful, wildly colorful landscape - the lines between "civilization" and "primitivism," taboo and license, propriety and desire, become increasingly misty, increasingly vague. An astonishing, brilliant little film; definitely one of a kind. (M.W.)
Walking Tall
Released: 2004
Rated: PG-13
Now Playing? No
Walking Tall, Part 2
Released: 1975
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Now Playing? No
The slow decay of Buford Pusser. (M.W.)
Walking with Dinosaurs
Released: 2013
Rated: PG
Now Playing? No
Computer-animated dinosaurs inhabit the Late Cretaceous period in a live-action story featuring the voice talents of John Leguizamo and Justin Long. The animals' mouths don't move when they talk, and they rely on a type of sitcom humor that went extinct decades ago. (M.J.)
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